Time for a new renewables target?

Posted on December 2nd, 2016

As the end of the year approaches and thoughts turn to a new one we realise that we are one year closer to the Scottish Government’s ambitious target of generating 100% of our required energy from renewable sources by 2020. … Continue reading

Energy Storage in Scotland

Posted on November 25th, 2016

Earlier this week, Hannah Smith, policy manager at industry body Scottish Renewables released a statement regarding energy storage and its increasing place within our energy mix. Renewable energy technologies like solar, wind and hydro are Scotland’s largest source of electricity. … Continue reading

Tidal Energy Advances in Scotland

Posted on November 17th, 2016

Atlantis Resources, the developer of the world’s first tidal energy farm has confirmed this week that the first turbine of the MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth has been installed and has begun producing renewable energy. It was also announced … Continue reading

Wind energy generation still on the up in Scotland

Posted on November 10th, 2016

A new report from WeatherEnergy has shown that in October wind turbines provided Scottish households on average 87% of their electricity demand. The data shows turbines generated 792,717MWh of electricity in October, up 25% on October 2015. Taking into account … Continue reading

Scotland’s Onshore Wind Threat

Posted on November 4th, 2016

Scottish Power has this week warned that without government support that onshore wind generation in Scotland will come to a standstill. They state that no new support framework has been created for onshore wind when the current subsidies end in … Continue reading

Carbon emission reductions in Scotland

Posted on October 27th, 2016

A new report based on a poll by climate charity 10:10 states that 80% of Scots are in favour of onshore wind farms, slightly higher when compared to 73% of the rest of the UK. Considering the number of wind … Continue reading

Meeting our carbon emission targets

Posted on October 20th, 2016

A new report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has stated that emissions targets will not be met unless there is implementation of “a credible new strategy and a much stronger policy framework” from the government with the committee … Continue reading

Scotland’s future is renewable

Posted on October 14th, 2016

A new report from global technology consultancy Ricardo Energy and Environment has suggested that is possible for 50% of Scotland’s energy requirements for transport, electricity, and heat from renewables by 2030. The report “The energy of Scotland: Heating moving and … Continue reading

Another Scottish Renewable Energy First

Posted on October 7th, 2016

Another month and another renewable energy generation record has been broken in Scotland. For the first time on record wind generated the equivalent of all Scotland’s electricity needs for the day during two days in a single month. Also new … Continue reading

Posted on September 30th, 2016

Further new renewable technology is being developed in Scotland with Borders based company Water Engine Technologies starting development on a unique water engine which will provide hydro-electric power to the local community. Based at the former Caddonfoot Primary School in … Continue reading